23th - 24th June 2018

Introduction to Charcoal Drawing

Two days focused on exploring charcoal as a drawing material. With the aid of exercises we will experience the many possibilities offered by this material, always in regard to observation.


23th – 24th June 2018;
9:30am -12:30pm ; 2pm - 5pm;
Price: 126€ - basic materials and shared accommodation included;

Meals are excluded. You can either bring your own or enjoy a light meal at cafe da Videira;
For beginners with or without experience;
7 – 12 people.

Bodil Eide and Paulo Borges

Teaching Artists


Bodil and Paulo have been teaching art together since 2007. They are part of an international community of artists who study with the South African artists Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky (rosenclaire) in Florence, Italy. Bodil received her teacher's training for foundation and advanced courses in drawing, painting, sculpture and contemporary art practice from them.

Between them they have more than 15 years of experience in teaching structured courses in painting, drawing, sculpture and creativity, to an audience of foundation students, visual artists, art teachers, as well as children and youngsters. 

Since 2017 they lecture the Teaching the Arts for the team of artists connected to the Cerdeira Arts & Crafts School.


  • Draw from the observation of real life;
  • Use charcoal according to traditional techniques;
  • Draw using a complete chiaroscuro;
  • Draw textures.

What you can learn at this workshop



Charcoal is a fantastic material to draw with. It's soft, malleable and very expressive, and so it makes learning to draw a very rich experience for any beginner. We can achieve surprising results in a very short time.

During these two days we will observe natural objects collected from the forest surrounding Cerdeira and learn about chiaroscuro and textures.

Some of the techniques we will cover:

  • Draw from observation;
  • Integrate line and shadow;
  • Draw textures;
  • Use a complete chiaroscuro.


  • If you decide to stay in one of our houses you will enjoy a 10% discount.

  • 10% early bird discount if you sign up 3 months before.

  • Group meals can also be ordered.